GEN A x China Matters Young Professionals | Debate (Melbourne)

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A China Matters and Asia Society Australia partnership

China Matters Young Leaders Debate

China Matters Young Leaders Debate 2018, featuring Ms Geraldine Doogue AO, Broadcaster, ABC, and Dr Jane Golley, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Are Australian universities treating PRC international students as 'cash cows'?

This debate is one of China Matters Young Professionals' flagship events. It will bring together two teams of young professionals and special guests to debate this challenge facing the Australia-China relationship from the perspective of both business and government.

Our two special guest debaters for the evening will be Mr Philipp Ivanov, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia and Professor Michael Wesley, appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, University of Melbourne and China Matters Board Director. Our young professionals participants include Ms Kate Clayton, Academic Tutor, University of Melbourne and Ms Isabella Mory, Regional Manager for Greater China, Trinity College Foundation Studies, University of Melbourne. The event will be moderated by Thomas Day, Enterprise Solution Manager, Asialink. 


This event is for GEN A members of Asia Society Australia and invited guests. General members are also welcome to attend. Registration is essential. 

 


About the Speakers

Philipp Ivanov, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia

Philipp Ivanov headshot

Philipp Ivanov is Chief Executive Officer of Asia Society Australia. Philipp is a China specialist with extensive experience in policy, education and research. Previously, he was a manager of the Australia-China Council at DFAT, and a policy officer on DFAT’s China desk.

Philipp was one of the principal authors of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper - China Country Strategy. He has been studying China since 1993, and lived and worked in China for over 6 years. He is a fluent Chinese and Russian speaker.

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Professor Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, University of Melbourne

Michael Wesley

Michael Wesley  is a board director of China Matters and has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor International of the University of Melbourne and is currently the Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University.

He was previously executive director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, and Director-General of the Office of National Assessments.

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Kate Clayton, Academic Tutor, University of Melbourne

Kate Clayton

Kate Clayton is an academic tutor at the University of Melbourne, teaching International Politics. She is currently undertaking a Master of International Relations (International Security) at Melbourne University, has previously completed a Bachelor of International Relations (Asian Studies) at La Trobe University, and has also studied in China at Chongqing University.

Kate has also produced and hosted a podcast in conjunction with the Melbourne Postgraduate International Relations Organisation and worked with the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

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Isabella Mory, Regional Manager for Greater China, Trinity College Foundation Studies, University of Melbourne

Isabella Mory

Isabella Mory is the Regional Manager for Greater China at Trinity College Foundation Studies.She holds a Masters of Education, has also been a 2017 delegate of the Shanghai University Innovation in Education think tank in the China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP), a 2018 CAMP peer mentor, and participant in the 2018 China Matters Young Professionals National Meeting.

Isabella is also an active committee member at the Australia China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) Melbourne Chapter.

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Thomas Day, Enterprise Solutions Manager, Asialink

Thomas Day

Thomas Day is the Enterprise Solutions Manager at Asialink Business’ China Practice. In his current role, he is responsible for liaising with stakeholders from a variety of sectors to assist them in understanding, expanding and growing in the Chinese market. 

Prior to joining Asialink Business, Thomas also worked with a number of China related organisations, including the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia China Business Council, Australia China Alumni Association and the Australian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. 

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About China Matters 

China Matters is an independent organisation that strives to advance sound China policy. It engages business executives, public servants, politicians, and university leaders about challenging policy choices in the Australia-China relationship. It generates public debate about Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China, which aims to inject nuance and realism into discussions. On the basis of solid China expertise and Chinese-language sources, China Matters researches problematic policy issues with the goal of formulating recommendations and providing analysis on how these policy challenges are viewed in Beijing.

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Event Details

Tue 26 Nov 2019
5:45 - 8 p.m.

Asia Society Australia Centre

Level 2

77 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, VIC 30006

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